Community psychology



community psychology n.
The application of psychology to community programs for the prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.

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    community psychiatry com·mu·ni·ty psychiatry (kə-myōō’nĭ-tē) n. Psychiatry focusing on detection, prevention, early treatment, and rehabilitation of emotional and behavioral disorders as they develop in a community.

  • Community relations

    plural noun 1. the particular state of affairs in an area where potentially conflicting ethnic, religious, cultural, political, or linguistic groups live together: community relations in this neighbourhood were strained before the riots 2.



  • Community school

    noun 1. (Brit) a school offering some nonacademic activities related to life in a particular community and often serving as a community centre noun an educational institution serving a local community Examples The community school system functions well in Indiana.

  • Community-service

    noun, Law. 1. a punitive sentence that requires a convicted person to perform unpaid work for the community in lieu of imprisonment. noun 1. voluntary work, intended to be for the common good, usually done as part of an organized scheme 2. See community-service order



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